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ShareBuilder 401k Review
By Max Freedman | November 15, 2022

ShareBuilder 401k is a retirement account provider that helps business owners keep the total cost of investment fees for their 401(k) under 1%. See whether ShareBuilder is right for you.

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Intuit QuickBooks Online Review
By Erica Sandberg | November 11, 2022

Quickbooks Online is our favorite accounting software for small businesses because it can grow with your business.

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Oracle NetSuite Accounting Software Review
By Erica Sandberg | November 11, 2022

Oracle NetSuite is a popular cloud-based ERP that offers a comprehensive suite of integrated business management solutions. Capabilities include accounting, CRM, e-commerce, inventory, payments,...

Best Payroll Services for 2022
By Jamie Johnson | November 03, 2022

We've conducted extensive research to find the best payroll service providers for small businesses in 2022, including solutions for sole proprietors and household employers.

A Guide to Choosing the Right Small Business Loan
By Matt D’Angelo | November 02, 2022

Small business loans are a way to close cash flow gaps, pay for pricey equipment and grow the business. Here’s what to look for in one.

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Square vs. PayPal
By Jamie Johnson | November 02, 2022

This guide compares Square and PayPal, two top credit card processing services, to help small businesses choose the best payment provider for their needs.

Net vs. Gross Income
By Dock David Treece | November 02, 2022

This guide explains the difference between net income and gross income, and which is useful when in your business accounting.

What Is Reputation Insurance?
By Adam Uzialko | November 02, 2022

Reputation insurance can cover the costs of crisis management when your brand is tarnished. Learn how it can protect your business. 

What Is Medical Billing and Coding?
By Max Freedman | November 01, 2022

Medical billing and coding is how patient charts and clinical data become medical claims. Learn about the position and how medical billing software improve

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OnPay Payroll Software Review
By Jamie Johnson | October 28, 2022

We recommend OnPay as the best payroll service for very small businesses. The service handles all payroll tax responsibilities, plus it offers employers unlimited pay runs and multiple ways to pay...

Find the Best Invoice App for Your Business
By Katharine Paljug | October 27, 2022

Invoicing should be quick, easy and effective. Learn how to find the best invoice app for your business.

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Wave Financial Review
By Simone R. Johnson | October 27, 2022

Wave is free, cloud-based accounting software that is viable for freelancers and businesses with fewer than 10 employees.

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Chase Payment Solutions Review
By Business News Daily Editor | October 26, 2022

Chase Merchant Services, formerly known as Chase Paymentech, is one of the largest processors in the industry. It offers a wide range of products to help small businesses accept credit cards in...

7 Websites for Comparing Small Business Insurance Quotes
By Marci Martin | October 20, 2022

Finding the proper insurance coverage at a reasonable rate for your small business can be a challenge. Use these websites as online quote-comparison tools.

Infographic: 25 Accounting Terms You Need to Know
By Sara Angeles | October 13, 2022

Here are some accounting terms small business owners need to know.

How to Accept Credit Cards
By Adam Uzialko | October 13, 2022

It's critical for your small business to add credit card functionality to your payment operations. Learn how to begin accepting credit and debit cards.

Payment Gateway vs. Payment Processor
By Max Freedman | October 12, 2022

Learn all about the distinction between a payment gateway and a payment processor and which types of business need which type of infrastructure.

High-Risk Credit Card Processing and Merchant Accounts
By Julie Thompson | October 12, 2022

Learn all about high-risk credit card processing and merchant accounts, including the pros and cons, and whether your business needs one.

Stripe vs. Credit Card Processing Comparison
By Jamie Johnson | October 12, 2022

This comparison of Stripe and examines the pros and cons of each, and how they stack up against one another in price and features.

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Square Review
By Donna Fuscaldo | October 12, 2022

Square is the best credit card processor for small businesses because it is easy to use, packed with features, and usable as an iPad or Android POS system.

PayPal and Merchant Account Differences
By Dock David Treece | October 12, 2022

PayPal and merchant accounts have some key differences. While PayPal users get an account similar to a merchant account, they also get a lot more.

ShopKeep vs. Square
By Jamie Johnson | October 11, 2022

Trying to choose between the point-of-sale (POS) systems ShopKeep and Square? This comparison will help you understand the pros and cons of each.

Stripe vs. PayPal
By Dock David Treece | October 11, 2022

Stripe and PayPal are two online financial resources that can help your business complete financial services. See which one is right for you.

Credit Card Machines: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
By Jennifer Dublino | October 07, 2022

These credit card machine questions are common head-scratchers for business owners. Here's everything you need to know about credit card machines.

FreshBooks vs. QuickBooks Online
By Trish Petak | September 16, 2022

FreshBooks and QuickBooks are accounting solutions for small businesses. Compare their features and pricing to see which one is best for you.

PayPal Alternatives for Accepting Online Payments
By Bennett Conlin | September 15, 2022

If your business wants to use something other than PayPal to accept payments, consider these options.

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Intuit TurboTax Review
By Andrew Martins | August 24, 2022

Intuit TurboTax is our favorite online tax software because it's easy to use, comprehensive, powerful and effective.

How to Choose Online Tax Software for Business: A Buyer’s Guide
By Andrew Martins | August 24, 2022

Buying online tax software for your business? Here is what you need to know.

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Choosing the Right Small Business Accounting Software
By Adam Uzialko | August 24, 2022

To find the best accounting software for your small business, consider compliance, cost, reporting, tracking, and other accounting software features.

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SurePayroll Review
By Chad Brooks | August 24, 2022

SurePayroll provides great payroll features for individuals with a full-time nanny, caregiver, housekeeper or other home service provider, making it our best payroll pick for household employers.